Re: /proc/cpuinfo incomplete for AMD 386DX 40?

From: Zwane Mwaikambo (
Date: Thu Jun 27 2002 - 08:26:50 EST

On Thu, 27 Jun 2002, John O'Donnell wrote:

> This is an AMD 386 40Mhz with a 387 co-processor add-on and 32MB RAM.

ahhh =), i have a 386/40 w/ 4M RAM which erm does my bidding.

Here is what mine looks like;

processor : 0
vendor_id : unknown
cpu family : 3
model : 0
model name : 386
stepping : unknown
fdiv_bug : no
hlt_bug : no
f00f_bug : no
coma_bug : no
fpu : no
fpu_exception : no
cpuid level : -1
wp : no
flags :
bogomips : 7.93

> Is there any harm in Linux not identifying stuff like the manufacturer.
> I dont know if the i386 supports any extensions that would show up in
> the flags field. Think the bogomips is right?!?

The flags field is stuff deduced from doing cpuid calls, so nothing there.
The vendor might be a little difficult and might require depending on
quirks of specific cpu models (i'm not 100% sure) therefore it would be a
waste of memory to do.

> I have not met a box Linux hasn't liked yet :-)
> BTW it took half a day to compile 2.4.18 but It chugged away without a hitch!
> Linux juanisan 2.4.18 #1 Wed Jun 12 19:29:12 EDT 2002 i386 unknown

My you're patient, i build mine locally and netboot, 4M of RAM (no
harddisk for swap) is too little to even attempt a kernel build i think.



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